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Former deputy editor of Harper's Bazaar Sarah Bailey to become editor-in-chief of Red


By Stephen Lepitak, -

January 15, 2013 | 2 min read

Sarah Bailey, former deputy editor of Harper’s Bazaar has been appointed as editor-in-chief of Hearst Magazines UK title Red.

Bailey has been recruited following the resignation of Sam Baker. She will begin 12 February having spent five years as deputy editor at Bazaar. She was previously deputy editor-in-chief at Bazaar US in New York.

In the role she will be tasked with overseeing the editorial strategy of the magazine, reporting to publishing director Ella Dolphin.

Arnaud de Puyfontaine, chief executive of Hearst UK, commented: “I’m very pleased that we have been able to appoint someone from within the Hearst stable to this high profile role. Sarah has proven herself to be an exceptional editor, writer and team player during her time at Harper’s Bazaar and I’m confident she will bring the same enthusiasm and passion to her new role at Red. I’d also like to thank Sam Baker for her editorship and dedication to Red over the past six years.”

Baker, who joined Red as editor in December 2006, resigned last October and is currently on gardening leave until April, with the March issue of Red set to be her last.

She is understood to be finishing the first of two novels for HarperCollins, and is developing plans for a digital start up.

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